Realme 6 Pro Review: Another Nice Surprise

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The Realme 6 Pro wants to be a standard-bearer of good value for money in the world of smartphones. This is also the leitmotif of its manufacturer and we will precisely see, in this complete test, if the phone is up to its mission.

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The Realme 6 Pro is part, like all other smartphones of the brand, in a strategy of flooding the market to occupy the ground and anchor the name Realme in a lasting way in the minds of consumers. Does it have what it takes to stand out from the many other phones from the manufacturer, but also from the competition? Here is our full test.

REALME 6 PRO TECHNICAL SHEET

ModelRealme 6 Pro
OS versionAndroid 10 Q
Manufacturer interfaceother
Screen size6.6 inch
Definition2400 x 1080 pixels
Pixel density399 ppp
TechnologyLCD
SoCSnapdragon 720G
Graphics chip (GPU)Qualcomm Adreno 618
Random-access memory (RAM)6 Go, 8 Go
Internal memory (flash)128 Go, 64 Go
Camera (back)Sensor 1: 64 MP
Sensor 2: 12 MP
Sensor 3: 8 MP
Sensor 4: 2 MP
Camera (front)Sensor 1: 16 MPX
Sensor 2: 8 MPX
Video recording4K@30 IPS
Wi-FiWi-Fi 5 (ac)
Bluetooth5.1
Supported bands2100 MHz (B1), 1800 MHz (B3)
NFCyes
Fingerprint sensoryes
Ports (inputs / outputs)USB Type-C
Battery4300 mAh
DAS1.19
Dimensions75.8 x 163.8 x 8.9mm
Weight202 gram
ColorRed, Blu3, Orange
Price365$

 

A LIGHTNING ON THE BACK

On the front, the Realme 6 Pro offers a very classic formula. A flat-screen protected by Gorilla Glass 5, with some visible borders around, especially at the chin.

As often when we are confronted with this aesthetic, we will point out that it is indeed not the quintessence of skill of goldsmiths, but that it is not ugly either. Here, it is above all efficiency that prevails: the brand does not take risks by proposing an already well-known design. Note the double punch in the upper left corner for the two sensors at work on the selfies.

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In hand, the phone offers a fairly classic comfort with edges rather well worked and no error to report on the finishes. Despite this, the device finds it difficult to forget its fairly large weight of 209 grams. Let’s not make it a weight bar either, but the mass of the Realme 6 Pro is clearly felt. Depending on your habits, this is not necessarily a disadvantage, it’s just good to know.

Speaking of comfort in the hand, this is notably ensured by a glass back that is necessarily more pleasant to touch than plastic. The backside stands out above all by its reflections which take the form of a very visible flash. The effect is very successful and allows you to enjoy a device that stands out a bit from the crowd or to make an involuntary reference to Harry Potter … Maybe a little too much for people attached to sobriety. Tastes, colors … You know the speech.

Lightning bolt on the back of the Realme 6 Pro

Note also the quadruple-camera, while vertical, top left, accompanied by an LED flash. Visually, the integration is very discreet. Physically, however, the module protrudes significantly in relief and makes the phone a bit wobbly. However, what really bothered me was that the back surface is very slippery. On my wooden bedside table, the Realme 6 Pro fell twice. Zero damage, but pretty scares!

The USB-C port and the jack of the Realme 6 Pro The Realme 6 Pro fingerprint reader

The fingerprint reader on the right edge is easily accessible with the right thumb or left index finger, while the volume buttons are located on the left, well centered so that the user does not have a hard time reaching them. Below, you can say hello to the USB-C port and the jack, right next to the speaker grill.

90 HZ AND COLORS TO ADJUST :

The Realme 6 Pro offers us a beautiful screen. Here we find a 6.6 inch LCD panel with a Full HD + definition (2400 x 1080 pixels). Oh, and let’s not forget that the smartphone follows the current trend in terms of display: it incorporates a 90 Hz mode to display 90 frames per second to provide better fluidity in use. By default, this option is set to an automatic mode so that the refresh rate adapts to the active application.

You can however force the 90 Hz or 60 Hz function. Finding this functionality for a phone at this price is not yet common and we can, therefore, salute the Realme 6 Pro for this.

The 90 Hz option on the Realme 6 Pro screen

On a daily basis, your eyes will enjoy a screen with excellent contrast measured at 1524:1 despite the use of the LCD, which is not really the strong point. That’s not all: the maximum brightness of 464 cd/m² guarantees good visibility in the vast majority of cases. It will take a really hot sun to come to bother you on this point. When it comes to temperature, things get pretty interesting …

By default, the Realme 6 Pro is set to “vivid“. To put it another way, the colors here move away from reality to seduce our retinas with their intensity. With this setting, our colorimetric probe and CalMAN software from Portrait Displays measure a temperature of 7020 K which is equivalent to a predominance of blue so the ideal is rather located at 6500 K.

You can also opt for the “soft” mode in order to have more natural colors. There, we measure temperature at 5800 K, which eventually becomes a little too red. For a good balance, we, therefore, recommend that you keep the option “vivid”, while refining it with the color temperature gauge towards warmer settings.

The average Delta E of Realme 6 Pro is 4.58 on the DCI P3 space in default mode

By displaying bright colors, the smartphone also offers a palette richer in nuances. Our measurements indicate 129% coverage of the RGB space. For the DCI-P3, which is wider and therefore more difficult to manage, this number increases to 86%. Thus, the Realme 6 Pro is far from being bad in this area, but on this specific point, it could have strengthened its game a little more to be completely satisfactory.

Finally, the average Delta E – which shows how true the colors displayed are – turns here at 4.58 on the DCI-P3. Nothing very surprising here. We prefer to see this index tend towards 3 for a really good fidelity, but we won’t quibble too much either: it’s still quite correct

THE EFFICIENCY OF REALME UI :

Lately, a lot of Realme smartphones have passed through our hands. Each time, we have told you about the pleasant aspect that this interface had known how to dress from far away. Translation problems and aesthetic inconsistencies have been massively corrected. Today, the weakness that we can still point to this user experience is the organization of parameters which obeys, in certain points, a counter-intuitive logic.

Realme 6 Pro settings Realme 6 Pro shortcuts Realme 6 Pro's default home screen

 

Despite this flaw, the majority of options are found where they are expected. Also, we take advantage of the still popular functions such as dark mode, gesture navigation or the possibility of activating or not the application drawer. In terms of design, Realme UI wants to make its mark, but we still feel that the interface is freely inspired by what Google offers on pixels.

Realme 6 Pro takes advantage of Android 10 and the May security patch as of this writing. On the DRM side, your SVoD videos on Netflix and Disney + will be played in HD quality: the phone integrates the Widevine L1 security level to allow this. On another point, the NFC is very present.

A CLASSIC AUDIO FORMULA :

No stereo on this Realme 6 Pro. The single speaker at the bottom of the phone is neither bad nor really good. It’s powerful enough to act as a small speaker on a busy night, but it won’t dominate the discussions of an entire group of people. Also note that when you push the volume all the way down, saturation is never far behind on the highest notes.

In terms of sound reproduction, the Realme 6 Pro is correct, without shining on a particular point or being really bad on another. It’s really a classic formula. Let’s also take advantage of this part of the test to remember that there is a 3.5mm jack.

PHOTOS THAT PLEASE THE EYE :

For the photo, the Realme 6 Pro relies on four rear sensors:
  • 64-megapixel main sensor (f/1.8).
  • 8-megapixel ultra-wide-angle camera, 119 degrees (f/2.3).
  • 12 megapixel telephoto lens (f / 2.5).
  • sensor with 2-megapixel macro lens (f2.4).

The Realme 6 Pro photo module

Overall, the photos provide a good level of detail. We also note that the Realme 6 Pro has a certain appetite for well-contrasted images: the blue sky is often very bright on shots and the tones are generally quite warm. The rendering is very pleasing to the eye.

At night, the Realme 6 Pro goes from good to slightly worse. We can clearly see a loss of information in the image with difficulty in clarity. The phone, however, largely succeeds in saving the furniture and providing photos that, while not incredible, do not disappoint. Roughly speaking, this is clearly not his favorite exercise, but it offers honorable results.

Note however that the night mode is not incredible. Certainly, the night scene is much brighter, but the blur is very present.

You also benefit from a 64-megapixel mode on the Realme 6 Pro allows you to take pictures in full format, without pixel fusion. By zooming in on a 64-megapixel image, you will obviously realize that it has more detail than a photo in the conventional shooting.

More details by zooming in on the 64 megapixel image

However, it seems difficult to think that this gain in terms of sharpness, certainly not negligible, arouses a real craze on the part of users. Especially since the 64-megapixel mode handles large dynamics less efficiently.

In addition, on this scene, the rendering of the sun pleases the eye more in the photo in 16 megapixels than in that of 64 megapixels.

The ultra-wide-angle is convincing, despite a naturally lower level of detail than on the main sensor. The phone tries to compensate for this by pushing the color saturation further on certain images. All in all, we note above all that the management of the light sources and the dynamics can be a choice limited on this mode of shooting. At night, the images are very blurred.

Unlike the Realme 6, the Realme 6 Pro benefits from a 2x optical zoom. This is very effective and we are always happy to have a telephoto lens on hand. Note that the device can go up to a digital magnification x20 whose quality is not to throw in the trash … even if it is not very crazy either.

Zoom x20 Mode Normal Zoom x2

Portrait mode is effective for its part with good precision in the bokeh effect. Just note that, depending on the light that surrounds your subject, the scene can be very contrasted.

The “ultra-macromode of the Realme 6 Pro remains fairly anecdotal. It allows you to focus on objects 4 cm from the lens and does not do too badly during the exercise. But the still too weak definition of this function and the results, far from being breathtaking (even if very correct), tend rather to show that it is better to try this kind of photo effects with the main sensor, even if it means cutting corners a little bit in the picture after shooting.

For selfies, the 16-megapixel sensor is really good for accurately transcribing facial details. It also offers a rather precise portrait mode. Note the presence of a second 8-megapixel front sensor with an ultra-wide-angle lens that allows you to take group selfies.

For video, the Realme 6 Pro lets you shoot up to 4K at 30 fps or 1080p at 60 frames per second.

CONVENIENT PERFORMANCE WITH NO MORE :

With a Snapdragon 720G, the Realme 6 Pro wants to be a high-performance smartphone in-game. In fact, it ensures a good game on the most popular titles, but it also does not splash the entry/mid-range market. his power. As an example, a gourmet title like Fortnite runs very well at 30 frames per second, but don’t expect to go above average graphics quality.

On-Call of Duty Mobile, however, the finding is more brilliant with the possibility of running the game with graphics and a frame rate set to “very high“.

Realme 6 ProXiaomi Redmi Note 9SRealme 6Xiaomi Redmi Note 8 Pro
SoCSnapdragon 720GSnapdragon 720GMediaTek Helio G90TMediaTek Helio G90T
AnTuTu 8.x279 164272 446289 301n/c
PCMark 2.010 3037 84710 76610 037
3DMark Sling Shot Extreme2 5232 5192 5522 377
3DMark Slingshot Extreme Graphics2 3802 3662 3892 213
3DMark Slingshot Extreme Physics3 1983 2533 3543 213
GFXBench Aztec Vulkan High (onscreen / offscreen)11 / 7 FPS10 / 6,6 FPS10 / 6,7 FPS6,5 / 9,9 FPS
GFX Bench Car Chase (onscreen/offscreen)16 / 18 FPS15 / 17 FPS16 / 18 FPS15 / 18 FPS
GFX Bench Manhattan (onscreen/offscreen)37 / 41 FPS37 / 40 FPS45 / 50 FP43 / 48 FPS
Sequential read / write513 / 204 Mo/s489 / 171 Mo/s518 / 204 Mo/s524 / 192 Mo/s
Random read / write40,3k / 31,8k31,3k / 29,1k IOPS42,6k / 43k IOPS38K / 42K IOPS

 

Benchmarks also tend to show that the Snapdragon 720G is struggling to compete with smartphones equipped with MediaTek’s Helio G90T. This is where we will point out an important point: the cheaper Realme 6 is more powerful than the Realme 6 Pro.

HIGH AUTONOMY + VERY FAST CHARGE :

In the same vein as the Realme 6, the Realme 6 Pro offers a really comfortable autonomy. Its 4,300mAh battery can last more than a day without a problem, with fairly active use of web browsing, watching videos, 3D gaming sessions, and exchanging a few messages on social networks.

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To give you an idea, Fortnite generally consumes 3 to 4% of battery only over a part of about a quarter of an hour. An hour-long video on YouTube causes a similar drop overall. We can say it again: the Realme 6 Pro is a great beast for endurance. Unfortunately, like all other devices from the brand, we were unable to submit it to our ViSer custom test protocol.

On the recharging side, the Realme 6 Pro box contains a large VOOC block of 30 W, very efficient, allowing to go from 10 to more than 70% of battery in 30 minutes. Just over 20 minutes later, we reach 100%. The phone is therefore charged in a flash, like the one he wears on his back.

REALME 6 PRO NETWORK AND COMMUNICATIONS

The Realme 6 Pro is compatible with all 4G frequency bands in most countries, so you should not have any problems at this level, regardless of your operator. For GPS data, the Google Maps application has always been able to locate me during my rare trips outside my home.

On the call side, my interlocutor explains that my voice was compressed and that he could hear the surrounding noises when I started speaking. In other words, the microphone is a little slow to reduce unwanted noise but still does it effectively. Remember that you can insert two nano-SIM into the Realme 6 Pro, in addition to the microSD.

REALME 6 PRO PRICE AND AVAILABILITY

The Realme 6 Pro is sold in Europe at a public price of 389 dollars in its only version equipped with 8 GB of RAM and storage space of 128 GB.

 

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